Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Tutorial: Easy drawstring wine bag from a shirt sleeve

Tutorial: Easy drawstring wine bag from a shirt sleeve

Tutorial: Easy drawstring wine bag from a shirt sleeve

So you’ve made a cute pillow from a button up shirt. Or perhaps, you’ve made some travel bags (using this tutorial).  What to do with the sleeves?  Don’t throw them … Read More...

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Crochet Summer Popsicles

Cool off this Summer with Crochet Popsicles. Make a whole bunch and feed all the neighborhood kids. Okay so maybe they won’t be able to cool down but they will still LOVE them.… Read More...

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DIY Alphabet Stamp Storage

If you have small alphabet stamps like this, you know it can be complicated keeping them organized. Try this solution from I heart Maggie: cute storage boxes you can make from patterned card stock!

You’ll get the dimensions needed as …

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Project: Ice Cream Sandwich Shaped Box

Project: Ice Cream Sandwich Shaped Box

What’s better than ice cream on a hot day? Not much except maybe a fun ice cream sandwich shaped box that won’t melt. This fun box holds candy and a gift card. You can find directions and a video tutorial … Read More...

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Tutorial | Watercolor Fairyland Card

This video tutorial shows you how to make a fairyland themed watercolor card using ZIG clean real brush pens and Hero Arts stamps.

This is the perfect whimsical art for anyone who love fairies! You’ll learn quite a few stamping … Read More...

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Monday, 24 April 2017

Project: Funny Cats and Fish Tank Card

Project: Funny Cats and Fish Tank Card

I think these cats might be interested in more then just feeding the fish! Find out how to stamp out this cute and funny card over on the Your Next Stamp blog. 

-Heather…

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Stitch Some Fun Designs, in Monocrome or Multicolor

multicolored wavy edges cross stitch designs

These designs from Plouf! dans l’herbe are really pretty and lots of fun for spring, but what I like about them most is that she has done the charts in a single color (red) and in a multicolored version.

Sometimes …

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Want to Knit Some Cool Socks? This Book Could be Yours

Knitted Socks bookThe book Knitted Socks by Anna Tillman has been on my shelf for a long time. Nearly 10 years, it turns out. So long, in fact, that I have gone through several bouts of being sure I reviewed it somewhere … Read More...

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Lady bug and bumble bee bird feeders

I’ve been looking around for a fun idea for a bird/squirrel feeder and these lady bug and bumble bee recycled coffee can ones are just darling. I really like when something traditionally small is made big. Fly on over to … Read More...

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DIY Flower Clutch

Ever wanted to restyle an old clutch into a DIY Flower Clutch? Now you can using this super simple tutorial from Maya Kuzman from Little Treasures. This is perfect for Spring and Summer parties, but I also think it would … Read More...

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A Better Recipe For Salt Bars

This Soap making recipe is for Cold process soap bars. I love this color combination by the way. Not only does Thumb Print soap provide you with the Free recipe you can try before you make.

If you’d like …

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Printable Wall Art – Laura A Miss

Love this free printable wall art  by  Lauraamiss.com  its perfectly pastel for a little girls room or chic Gallery wall. Just download and print it off. This design is for personal use only. Read More...

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How to Organize a Craft Room Work Space

This is full of amazing ideas for how to organize a craft room or creative work space using thrifty and cute storage ideas and a step by step process. Follow the steps outlined, or just get organizational inspiration from this … Read More...

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Trend: Jars!!

Trend: Jars!!

Jars are really trendy right now, whether it’s real canning jars or images of jars they are every where in the crafting world right now. There are lots of jar stamps right now and there are so many fun way … Read More...

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Faux Wood Grain with Polymer Clay

Faux wood is one of those great clay imitators. You can use it to make decorative jewellery pieces, of course, but what I found it best for was dollhouse miniatures and fairy garden pieces. Here’s a tutorial(English translationRead More...

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Project: Garden Fairy Plant Stake

Project: Garden Fairy Plant Stake

Using various Art Doll die cuts from Spellbinders Donna Salazar put together this lovely garden fairy princess plant stake. Fly on over to the Spellbinders blog and she’ll show you how to put one together.

-Heather…

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Printable Mother’s Day Mason Jar Tag

Making Mother’s Day gifts in mason jars this year? Add a lovely tag to top it off! It’s sized for regular and wide mouth mason jars.

You’ll also get a matching tag for birthday gifts. or just use them as … Read More...

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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Techniques: 5 Ways to Use New Distress Oxide Inks

Techniques: 5 Ways to Use Distress Oxide Inks

The new Distress Oxide Ink pads from Tim Holtz are a big hit. I’m seeing them all over the web and finding lots of cool techniques for them. They work similar to regular Distress Inks in reacting with water but … Read More...

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Thinking about Summer? Grab this Printable Activity Binder

Make a summer activity binder to keep kids entertained.

I’m not ready to think about summer yet, and the good news is I don’t have to plan all that much because my daughter goes to school for most of the summer, but it’s always a good idea to have … Read More...

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Summer Time Swimming Pool Scrabble


“Okay! Time for some schoolwork during summer!” You announce. Your kids groan. But seconds later, they’re laughing and having fun with this fantastic Swimming Pool Scrabble.

Great for kids of all ages, this fun take on the classic board … Read More...

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Organize Your Fridge The Easy Way

My fridge used to be organized and everything labelled. I am not sure when I stopped doing it but I do regret it. This is a great tutorial on how to keep it organized with minimal effort.

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DIY Aloe Vera Gel

This tutorial shows you how to take Aloe vera plants from your garden and prepare them for making your own Aloe Vera Gel. Did you know you could eat it directly from the plant? My Aloe Vera prongs have … Read More...

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Crochet Pattern – Elephant Storage Basket

This Elephant storage basket Crochet pattern is adorable. He would make the perfect addition to a Babies Nursery or a child’s Playroom.

You can grab the full free crochet pattern here. Read More...

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Brush Lettering Practice Sheet – Capital Letters

Advance from basic strokes in your brush lettering with this free printable practice sheet for capital letters.

Practice makes progress! Soon you’ll be able to customize your scrapbook layouts and more with your own hand lettered titles and embellishments.

Source: …

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Project: Super Girl Action Card

Project: Super Girl Action Card

Let someone know how super you think they are with this fun action hero girl card, the image in the center in on a “wobbler” spring so she moves and bounces. Sadilla will show you how she colored this card … Read More...

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Friday, 21 April 2017

Mother’s Day Trinket Dishes

Little trinket holders are one of those clay projects you can do with the most basic of clay steps or pull out all the stops on. This one, by Nell of Ryhthms of Play, uses a little simplicity – … Read More...

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Gorgeous Butterfly Cross-Stitch Chart

butterflies cross stitch chart

I don’t usually share cross stitch charts from Russian or Eastern European websites, because I’m pretty sure they are all copyright violations, but at least this one has some kind of credit on it, and it’s really just too pretty … Read More...

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Projects to Knit for Mother’s Day

shawl knitting patterns for mother's day and beyondIn America Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so if you’re planning to knit something for a special mom in your life, you probably should get cracking!

In years past I’ve shared ideas for knitting fingerless gloves (plus my … Read More...

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How to make etched bullet casing jewelry

I had no idea it was so easy to etch an image onto recycled bullet casings. It does require some very careful safety precautions that are included in the links but not hard ones. Pop on over to the Rings … Read More...

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Baseball Donuts and Fruit Kabobs

Are you planning a baseball party? or perhaps an after game snack? Check out these Edible Baseball Party treats. The Raspberries looks delicious. You can check out the full party food tutorial here.

 …

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3 Day Summer Detox That tastes AMAZING

This 3 day detox program is not like any other I have EVER seen. This Detox is better than my every day dinners. With a menu like this I should detox every day! Check out all the 3 day DetoxRead More...

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DIY Accordion Photo Book

Create a photo album perfect for your instagram prints. This DIY Accordion Photo Book is perfect for journaling travel or any adventure.

Once you learn how to put this album together, you can make it in any size to fit … Read More...

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Download: Mouse House Digital Stamp

Download: Mouse House Digital Stamp

This cute little mouse has her watering can house all ready for spring! You can download a black and white printable of this adorable digital stamp for FREE over on the Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps blog.

-Heather…

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Printable Spring Mother’s Day Crown

Show your mom she’s queen with this cute printable Mother’s Day crown that also great for a Spring themed party.

All you need is:

  • the FREE printable template,
  • printer,
  • cardstock,
  • scissors,
  • glue

to make this splendid crown.

Source: hello, Wonderful

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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Educational Child Birth Doll – Yep, Seriously

This my friends is an Educational Child birth doll by Sharon Coleman. I am not sure my breasts were pointing East and West (more like south) when I gave birth. I know some of your are mortally horrified and wondering … Read More...

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Tip: Adding Shading to Stamps

Tip: Adding Shading to Stamps

You can add shading to a solid stamp but inking the image with a light shade of ink and then re-inking just a section of the stamp in a slightly darker tone of ink. Ardyth used this technique on the … Read More...

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How to use your coloring pages to make jewelry

If you have colored pages or your kids do then you know how pretty they can come out. Now what? Well this idea to transform the art into jewelry could be just the project you are looking for. This includes … Read More...

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A Classic Spring Science Craft: Make a Rain Cloud in a Jar

Make a colorful rain cloud in a jar.Making a rain cloud in a jar is a super simple, quick and really fun activity for preschoolers to make in the spring (maybe even on a rainy day). You might already have all the materials you need to pull … Read More...

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Pom-Poms are Still a Big Thing — Here are Three Ways to Make Them

ideas for making and using pom-poms on knitting projects.I’ve been seeing a lot of stuff about pom-poms lately, and they are a really fun way to jazz up knitting projects or just about anything else (and often a great way to use up yarn, as well). Here are … Read More...

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Caron Cakes Rainbow Poncho Pattern

This Caron Cakes Poncho pattern is adorable! Obviously it uses the self striping Caron cakes yarn. Caron cakes yarn it taking over the Knitting and Crochet world at the moment and this pattern is a great way to get started … Read More...

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Printable Mother’s Day Coupons

Give mom the gift she really wants- one that involves a day of no fighting, a nap or exactly what it is she wants with these printable mothers day coupons.

If you want these yourself, be sure to forward the … Read More...

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Tip: Dryer Sheet Hack for Getting a Clean Cut with Intricate Dies

Tip: Dryer Sheet Hack for Getting a Clean Cut with Intricate Dies

Here’s a really cool die cutting “hack” that I’ve not seen before. By using a layer of dryer sheets after cutting out an intricate die cut design Channin was able to cleanly separate the die shape from all the tiny … Read More...

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Mother’s Day Floral Printable Art

Print and frame this whimsical floral poster, and present to your mom for a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift.

The lovely floral background, in shades of pink, green and gold, is whimsical, spring-y, and colorful, and the font combination is just … Read More...

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Faux Jade in Polymer Clay

The basic recipe for a faux jade / aventurine in polymer clay is translucent mixed with a small amount of green (or several greens). Add a little bit of dried herbs, mica powders, paints, or what not if you want … Read More...

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Testors Spray Chalk paint party and photo shoot fun

Are you looking for a fun creative party activity? Why not host a wing painting party with Testors Spray Chalk paint and then get dressed up in cute outfits for a fun photo shoot.

I gathered up some of my …

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Stitch a Lovely Tree of Life

tree of life cross stitch pattern

This time of year is a great one for thinking about nature, not only because the world seems to be coming back to life for those of us in the northern part of the world, but also because this month … Read More...

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How to make recycled lid ladybugs

I seem to see lots of ladybug projects out there. Are you loving them as much as I am? If so check out the adorable and simple recycled plastic lid ladybugs. They include another fan favorite wiggle eyes! Pop on … Read More...

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Knit a Simple Dishcloth in Waffle Stitch

Waffle stitch dishcloth knitting pattern.Waffle Stitch is a fun and easy knitting stitch pattern that’s great for a washcloth or dishcloth because of the great nubby texture of the stitch.

The stitch is kind of a combination of Stockinette Stitch and ribbing, so it … Read More...

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